Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tanger

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Cathedral, Tangier.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tanger/Tangier (Latin: Dioecesis Tingitanus) is an archdiocese in Morocco. It is immediately subject to the Holy See.

History[edit]

  • 1469: Established as Diocese of Morocco from the Diocese of Ceuta in Portugal
  • 1570: Suppressed (combined into the Diocese of Ceuta)
  • 28 November, 1630: Restored as Apostolic Prefecture of Morocco. Possibly suppressed in 1649.
  • 14 April, 1908: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Morocco
  • 14 November, 1956: Promoted as Archdiocese of Tanger

Leadership[edit]

  • Nunius Alvarez, O.S.B. † ( 1468 - 15 Jul 1491 )
  • Diego de Ortiz de Vilhegas ( 1491 - 3 May )
  • João Lobo (4 May 1500 - 1508 )
  • Nicolas Pedro Mendez (4 Mar 1523 - 1542 )
  • Gonçalo Pinheiro (23 Nov 1542 - 27 Jun 1552 )
  • Francisco Guaresma, O.F.M. (15 Dec 1557 - 1585 )
  • Diego Corrêa de Souza (15 Jul 1585 - 16 Feb 1598 )
  • Hector Valladares (11 Mar 1598 - 1600 )
  • Geronimo de Gouvea, O.F.M. (24 Jan 1601 - 1602 )
  • Agostinho Ribeiro (27 Aug 1603 - 29 Jul 1613 )
  • Antonio de Aguilar (21 Oct 1613 - 1632 )
  • Gonçalvo (Gonzalo) da Silva (6 Sep 1632 - 16 Feb 1649 )
  • Vicars Apostolic of Morocco (Roman rite)
  • Archbishops of Tanger
    • Francisco Aldegunde Dorrego, O.F.M. (27 Dec 1948 - 17 Dec 1973 )
    • Carlos Amigo Vallejo, O.F.M. (17 Dec 1973 - 22 May 1982 )
    • José Antonio Peteiro Freire, O.F.M. (2 Jul 1983 - 23 Mar 2005 )
    • Santiago Agrelo Martínez, O.F.M. (11 Apr 2007 - )

Source[edit]

Coordinates: 35°46′00″N 5°48′00″W / 35.7667°N 5.8000°W / 35.7667; -5.8000